Posts Tagged ‘black scholars’

The White House’s Progress on Civil Rights: Laying Out Some Facts

May 5, 2011 Comments off


by Dr. Boyce Watkins, YourBlackWorld.comScholarship in Action 

Below is a direct cut and paste of the White House’s most recent work on Civil Rights.  I obtained the information from this link:  I was inspired to visit the page after receiving an email from Michael Blake, Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement (he was on the panel with myself, Al Sharpton and Ben Jealous at the Measuring the Movement forum this year in New York City).  They are working hard to get African Americans enthusiastic about the 2012 elections and Blake is the man on the job.

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Study: Minorities Still Locked Out of Most Institutions

May 5, 2011 Comments off

   Taking command: President Obama talks with members of the national security team in the White House situtation room following the conclusion of the mission

by Dr. Boyce Watkins,, Scholarship in Action 

I took a look at an ABC News picture of President Barack Obama sitting in a Situation Room with lead advisers watching the assassination of Obama bin Laden.  Everyone had a tense look on their face, as 10 years of hard work suddenly came down to the wire.  I couldn’t help but notice, as I scanned all the faces across the room, that there were only two women present (Hillary Clinton and another woman in the back), and one bi-racial black man (President Obama).  Every other person in the room was a white male. 

What startles me the most is that millions of other Americans can look at this picture and see absolutely nothing wrong with it.  The “white guy’s club” has always been the status quo in leadership positions.

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Which of the 5 Dominant Personality Traits Are You?

May 5, 2011 Comments off

From the UK Telegraph


Defined by an inventive and curious nature, open people generally have an appreciation for art, adventure, unusual ideas, curiosity, and variety of experience. They can be highly emotional.

They are sensitive to beauty and tend to be, compared to closed people, more creative and more aware of their feelings. They are more likely to hold unconventional beliefs.

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Chisholm Commission on presidential Accountability Gives Its Assessment of the 2012 Budget

May 3, 2011 Leave a comment

The Shirley Chisholm Presidential Accountability Commission

Assessment of President Barack Obama’s 2011 Budget Address

Institute of the Black World, 31-35 95th Street, East Elmhurst, NY 11369 Email: 718-429-1415

President Obama’s recent address concerning the budget and fiscal crisis facing our nation has been the focus of much reflection and thought. After extensive discussions among members of the Shirley Chisholm Presidential Commission (SCPAC) and consultations with national organizations and agencies keenly interested in the interest and aspirations of Black America the Commission has formulated the following response.

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Meet the Ladies Who Made Fatherless Black Homes Into a Viral Internet Topic

May 2, 2011 1 comment


In the conversation below, I interview Squeaky Moore and Ashley Shaunte, two aspiring filmmakers who’ve been able to make fatherless homes into a viral topic on the Internet.  Their short public service video on the topic has drawn hundreds of thousands of viewers, primarily because the idea of being without a dad has such a profound emotional impact on us all.

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President Obama: Show Me Your Passbook

May 2, 2011 Comments off



by Dr. Julianne Malveaux 

I am glad that President Barack Obama has a sense of humor about the birthers. I don’t, and I am disgusted that Donald Trump, lacking in both sense and scruples, was able to push the President to releasing his "long form" birth certificate. Now that the birth certificate has been released, perhaps, we can get back to some of the business of government, except for the fact that those who want to embrace their racism and believe that President Obama was not born here, did not star at Harvard (despite his position on the competitive Law Review), did not "deserve" his election (which did not depend on hanging chads"), will continue to promulgate their nonsense.

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Taking Out both Trump and Osama in the Same Weekend: The Impeccable Timing of President Obama

May 2, 2011 2 comments

From taking on Trump to taking out Osama: Obama's timing is impeccable

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World, – scholarship in Action 

President Obama’s announcement that the U.S. military has killed Osama Bin Laden was an obvious show-stopper, both literally and figuratively. The world has been waiting for years to have some semblance of hope that our failed War on Terror might be coming to an end. Like the War on Drugs so many years before, our nation seems to repeatedly find itself in the middle of battles that simply cannot be won outright.

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